Lodge History

Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge#34 was chartered in 2016 to the Leatherstocking Council located in Utica, New York. Ohkwaliha·Ká Lodge was formed by the merger of Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 and Onterorous Lodge #402. Ohkwaliha·Ká means bear clan in the language of the Oneida Indian Nation and the lodge totem is the black bear.

In 2002, Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge #34 was formed by the merger of Ona Yote Lodge #34 and Kamargo Lodge #294. The Ga-Hon-Ga Lodge totem is the Bull Moose. Ona Yote Lodge #34 was chartered in 1981 in the Land of the Oneidas Council located in Utica, New York. In 1981, Ona Yote #34 was formed in the merger of Ko-Nosh-I-Oni Lodge #34 and Yahnundasis Lodge #465. The Ona Yote Lodge totem was a Native American carrying a canoe. Ko-Nosh-I-Oni Lodge #34 was chartered in 1968 in the Iroquois Council located in Rome, New York. Ko-Nosh-I-Oni Lodge was formed in 1968 in the merger of Gonlix Lodge #34 with Ona Yote Kaonaga Lodge #500. The Ko-Nosh-I-Oni Lodge totem was the Tree of Peace. Gonlix Lodge #34 was chartered in 1928 in the Madison County Council located in Oneida, New York. The Gonlix Lodge totem was the Lynx. Ona Yote Kaonaga Lodge #500 was chartered in 1953 in the Fort Stanwix Council located in Rome, New York. The Ona Yote Kaonaga Lodge totem was terra firma. Yahnundasis Lodge #465 was chartered in 1951 in the Upper Mohawk Council located in Utica New York. In 1981, Yahnundasis Lodge merged with Ko-Nosh-I-Oni #34 (Iroquois Council – Rome, NY) to form Ona Yote #34. The Yahnundasis Lodge totem was Three hills. Kamargo Lodge #294 was chartered in 1945 in the General Herkimer Council located in Herkimer, New York. The Kamargo Lodge totem was a Chipmunk.